Llandudno's Hidden Gems: Where to Find the Best Food

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Llandudno is a dream for foodies due to its impressive range of cuisines. Whether you’re after fine dining or hearty local food; we've got it! As you’ll be spoiled for choice, we’ve put together this rundown of five of the most popular independent food places that bring hundreds of visitors every year and revealed why you, too, should try them on your next trip to Llandudno.

The Looking Glass Ice Cream Parlour

The family-run business sells an impressive range of sweet treats, from yummy bubble waffles to traditional afternoon tea. Their quirky Alice in Wonderland décor gives a comfortable family feel. This ice cream parlour is the ultimate treat on a sunny day whilst strolling along the seafront!

The Cottage Loaf

The Cottage Loaf, or The Loaf, known to locals, is an award-winning traditional country pub that serves seasonal dishes and uses local produce where possible. According to Hotels.com, The Cottage Loaf is of the top great restaurants in Llandudno.

Locals love their range of local real ales, including a local beer brewed at Conwy Brewery 10 miles away. If you're lucky and it's sunny, you can dine on their sun terrace or in the garden courtyard! The pub is best paired with a stunning walk around Llandadno and makes for the best pat on the back once you’re done!

Home Cookin'

First opened in 1979, Home Cookin' has since provided many hearty meals to locals and visitors to the area. The family-run restaurant creates traditional dishes using local produce from around Llandudno. You could enjoy a traditional fish & chips or tuck into a flavoursome roast dinner. They are open daily from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm, so be sure to include it in your next visit to the coast.

Johnny Dough's Wood-Fired Pizza

Are you a pizza lover? Well, this rustic diner is a pizza lover’s dream! Johnny Dough’s Wood-Fired Pizza started as a mobile business serving at local events and festivals. Since growing in popularity, they have now set up shop in Llandudno. Their menu ranges from classic pizzas like Margherita, Farmhouse and Hawaiian to more adventurous toppings like their unique Beetroot Pesto and Peking Duck. Their first restaurant opened in Llandudno and is now open in 4 other locations in and around Wales.

Dylan's Llandudno

Dylan's Llandudno is one of the most iconic landmarks on this side of town. It was once the famous Washington Hotel opened in 1925, and since then, it has been reopened as one of Dylan's restaurants. Visitors can enjoy their Michelin-recognised menus while looking over spectacular seafront views. They also have an outside terrace which is perfect for those Summer days. Despite a £1.7 million investment, the building keeps its beautiful quirks and stunning interior. It truly is a spectacular setting for a meal in Llandudno!

There is no doubt that Llandudno has fantastic food places that use local produce and gives the town of Llandudno great variety for its locals and visitors. If you're eager to indulge in Llandudno's delicious food, you'll need a place to stay for your next visit. The Esplanade, conveniently located on Llandudno's promenade, is just a brief stroll away from the perfect food places in town. Our hotel provides various accommodation options, from single rooms to family rooms. Book your stay today!

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